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How to make a Hotbox
2 days ago
Winter is on its way, and with it cold weather and coughs and colds! It’s also the time of year when electricity bills soar while you are just trying to keep warm. Here’s a way to save on those electricity bills while you make healthy food to help you to stay well this winter. If…
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How to Train your brain! [Part 2]
a week ago
The mind is a powerful storage device! But it’s how to access the information in your mind that is important. This is where: memory games, word and number games – like Sudoku, Crosswords and Scrabble – and strategy games, like chess, help the mind to stay active for longer. There are some tricks that will…
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How to train your brain!
2 weeks ago
The brain, like any other part of your body, needs exercise to stay fit and perform well. Just like physical games strengthen your muscles, mental games help to strengthen your brain and prevent cognitive degenerative diseases, like Alzheimers and Dementia. Memory games and puzzles, as well as strategy games like chess, can train your brain…
Mindspace
Losing my Religion
yesterday
My two daughters go to a Catholic school. Earlier this year they came home with ash on their foreheads because they just celebrated the beginning of Lent. Lent is the forty day period where Christians count down to Easter. Both girls decided, as is tradition, to give up a treat each, in order to show…
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Encouraging a teen to read
a week ago
I started reading books when I was about nine years old. Although I can’t really remember exactly what drove me to get my first book and read it to completion, I do know that at that stage in my life I found socialising with my peers exhausting. Doing this at school was enough for me…
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The many faces of Prejudice
2 weeks ago
Religion, culture, nationality are some of the ways we find and express ourselves, and derive meaning from. But often they are used as tools of prejudice and discrimination. We need honest dialogue at the table of day-to-day conversation about this. Unattended to, or without critique, the likes of religion and nationality tend to morph into…
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Body-shaming is real, and it's possibly a crime
3 weeks ago
I’m so sick of people feeling the need to comment on my weight! I’m sick of people who haven’t seen me in a while commenting on how much weight I’ve gained since the last time they saw me. Stop it! It’s not funny. And if it was a bit funny before, it’s not funny anymore.…
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Resilience
4 weeks ago
If I were the type of person to have tattoos, I would not have drawings on my body, I would have words instead. There is a Mexican proverb that I love; it goes: “They tried to bury us; they didn’t know we were seeds." I long to be the type of person who sprouts and…
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In Excess
a month ago
Every weekend, something in us bursts open, releasing all the pent-up pressure that sought to make us dead inside. Our coworkers suddenly come alive. ‘See you on Monday,’ they utter, as they dash from the confines of the cubicles to catch the next taxi. Rushing from work and school, we celebrate the coming of the…
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The Struggle Between Good and Evil
a month ago
For the past two years, I have had a serious interest in the study of moral philosophy. For those of you who might not know what it is, moral philosophy is a branch of philosophy that is mainly concerned with ethics - or the concepts of right and wrong conduct. What this means is that…
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Starting over
2 months ago
Ten years ago, at the age of 18, I started my first year towards obtaining a Journalism qualification. Fast forward to 2019, soon to turn 28, I have decided to leave my job and pursue a career in accounting. After completing my Journalism diploma I found myself working as an intern at a daily newspaper.…
Work-Wise
Contributing to a SWOT analysis
3 weeks ago
You may be working somewhere and get told that your organisation, or a particular department, has decided to do a SWOT analysis. What does that mean, and how can you contribute to it? SWOT is an acronym that stands for Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats. Strengths and weaknesses analyse what is working well and what’s…
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Finding part-time work
a month ago
Perhaps you are studying or haven’t yet found a full-time job? What can you do to bring in some income and gain experience to add to your CV in the meantime? How about working part-time? Part-time could mean working some hours in the evening, mornings only or even just a few hours in a week.…
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Enterprising Entrepreneurs: Ntokozo Ndlovu
a month ago
The Work-Wise blog is looking into the lives of young entrepreneurs in South Africa because they are exciting people who have a positive impact on society. They often come up with new ideas on how to do things and they drive innovation. They create competition for existing competitors which drives economic growth and, best of…